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The health of both mothers and babies can have important lifelong implications. In 2019, there were 303,054 babies born to 298,567 mothers in Australia. Explore the characteristics and health of mothers and their babies through interactive data visualisations, and in-depth information and trends on the antenatal period, labour and birth, and outcomes for babies at birth.
This web report also provides information on stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths, including causes, maternal characteristics, timing and investigations.
Maternal death was 5 times more likely in women who smoked during pregnancy compared with women who did not smoke
In 2019, 298,567 women gave birth to 303,054 babies
More than 30% of perinatal deaths were caused by a congenital anomaly
1 in 3 (36%) mothers had a caesarean section in 2019
The data in this report are based on final 2019 data from the National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC), the National Maternal Mortality Data Collection and the National Perinatal Mortality Data Collection.
For the first time, an early release of preliminary 2020 NPDC data is also being made available within 12 months of the relevant reporting period (these data tables are available under ‘Data’). Please note that the preliminary 2020 data include data from 6 of 8 jurisdictions, totals in the preliminary 2020 data are not comparable with the final 2019 data used throughout this report. Final 2020 data and a full update of the Australia’s mothers and babies web report will be released in mid-2022.
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